It is usually found on the south coast of the island, mainly in Calheta, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. Early ripening grape variety. It is characterized by small, cylindrical-conical, compact bunches. The grapes are round, small and yellowish-green in color, with a thin skin. Terrantez produces half sweet and half dry Madeira wines.
Because it is considered a rare grape variety, the people ascribe to it a popular saying: “The grapes of the Terrantez variety, neither eat nor give them, for wine God made them!“.